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By Paul Murano, Church Militant, February 7, 2020
Observation, studies reveal devotion to Christ transforms hearts, lives
St. Peter Julian Eymard, known as the Apostle of eucharistic adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, said “The less Jesus is adored in the Blessed Sacrament, the more present and powerful Satan becomes.”
Msgr. Anthony Wassel, associate of the Apostolate for Perpetual Eucharistic Adoration, who hosted perpetual adoration in his parish in the Philadelphia-area diocese of Allentown for almost 30 years, concurs:
We senior citizens have lived to see the truth of St. Peter Julian Eymard’s statement. Since the late 1960s and early 1970s, we have seen a sharp decline in eucharistic adoration and an increase of violence in our streets and even in our schools. Prior to those years, the churches were full of people attending 40-hour devotions in every parish. All parishes had Corpus Christi processions, and all parishioners participated in those processions.
Wassel also claimed: “With the lessening of eucharistic adoration, crimes have greatly increased because Satan becomes more present and powerful, as St. Peter Julian told us.” As examples, he pointed to the many innocent children being shot and killed in our schools, as well as the countless killed in abortion.
Nature (as well as supernature) abhors a vacuum. As our first two parents — Adam and Eve — found out the hard way, when God is kicked out, something immediately fills the spiritual void to take His place. ….
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